Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom
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What To Expect

Don't miss out on visiting the Westminster Abbey, one of London's famous landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Marvel at the architectural designs, learn all the secrets of the Abbey from a professional expert guide and discover the corners of this famous building.Its construction dates back to 1045 when King Edward the Confessor ordered its construction. What you'll see today, dates from 1245 to 1517 when the original Romanesque style was replaced by the Gothic, after the remodeling was ordered by Henry III.Begin your visit by meeting your expert guide at the Westminster Abbey entrance. Your guide will take you through the corners of this famous building, a traditional site for the wreaths and burials of the English monarchs and, later, the British monarchs.Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all English monarchs have been crowned at the Abbey, with the exception of Joan I and Edward V.You will see the numerous tombs of various members of the royal family, aristocrats and illustrious personalities such as scientists and poets, including the tombs of Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer and Rudyard Kipling.In recent years, the Abbey has hosted Princess Diana’s funeral and Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Many historical events have taken place at the Abbey so don't miss the chance to revisit them.

What to remember

Important info

  • Infants get free admission but require a ticket, please select your free ticket at check-out
  • Please dress appropriately, wear sensible shoes and remove hats whilst visiting Westminster Abbey as it is a place of worship
  • Personal photography is permitted in the Westminster Abbey church (some areas are forbidden) but please do not use flash photography, tripods or take pictures during services
  • Large items, such as suitcases or large backpacks are not allowed inside Westminster Abbey and there are no storage facilities and any bags with wheels are not allowed inside the Abbey as they can damage the floor
  • Security checks will take place before entry to the Abbey, your bag will be searched before you go in
  • Some areas of the Abbey are inaccessible to wheelchairs and visitors with reduced mobility
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the Westminster Abbey
  • The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop system
  • There are no minimum or maximum capacities for this tour
What's included
Entrance to Westminster Abbey. Professional guide
What's not included
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Know Before You Go
Visit the beautiful Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. Learn all the secrets of the Abbey from a professional guide. Discover the corners of this famous building
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Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date
Meeting Point

Please meet your guide at the Westminster Abbey shop.